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        THE PRESIDENT VANISHES

      Farrar & Rinehart, New York 1934 - First edition. Publisher's colophon present on copyright page as required. Written after, but published before, the first Nero Wolfe novel, "Fer-de-Lance". A political mystery involving, obviously, the disappearance of the President of the United States. " The entire burden of the search for the President rested on Secret Service Agent Chick Moffat, the one man with the nerve and vision to follow an incredible trail of conspiracy to its deadly end!" A NEAR FINE book ( a trace of shelf wear to bright boards; top edge stained dark blue unfaded; pages crisp and clean; may have been read once!) in VERY GOOD+ jacket ( small chips to top of spine affecting "The"; one 3/4" creased but closed tear to top of front panel; spine a trifle tanned; $2.00 price still present). Overall a GORGEOUS copy of an early mystery by one of the genre's greats !!!! Produced as a movie by Paramount; Rosalind Russell's first appearance! More photos on request. **See our new cheaper postal rates to the USA and worldwide!*** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The President Vanishes

      Farrar & Rinehart, New York 1934 - First edition with F&R colophon on copyright page. Fine in very good to near fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Seven Poor Men on Sydney.

      London: Peter Davies, 1934 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly faded, small dent to head of rear board, minor foxing to edges. An excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine. First edition, first impression. With the a ticket to the front panel of the jacket and annotations to the title page indicating it was sent to the New York publishers Appleton-Century as their setting copy. It was published in the US the following year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Portrait of America Signed Diego Rivera

      UK: Covici Friede, 1934. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Diego Rivera. Portrait Of America by Diego Rivera Signed First Edition Covici Friede 1934. With an Explanatory Text by Bertram D Wolfe. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Covers near fine in original dust jacket which had internal repair. SIGNED BY DIEGO RIVERA to fep, without dedication.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Haus des Künstler in Höngg. Aquarell.

      1934.. Bildgrösse: 23x30 cm. Unten links signiert und datiert. In Glasrahmen 39x47 cm..

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Scotland Yard Takes a Holiday

      Bristol: Arrowsmith, , 1934. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to title page, but an exceptional copy in the rubbed and nicked dust jacket with a price sticker (1'3) to the spine panel but retaining the original price on the front flap. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Il Fauno

      Torino 1934 - Fotografia originale, stampa vintage. Cm 36x30. Timbro al retro del fotografo. Varie etichette di partecipazione a mostre internazionali [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Giorgio Maffei]
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        FOTOGRAFIA Guglielmo MARCONI con Dedica autografa a Dante De Blasi su Ritratto fotografico

      1934 - Foglio di cm. 34x22,5 ca., entro cornice in legno con vetro ( cm. 40x29 ). La cornice è stata aperta e richiusa per controllare l'originalità della dedica che risulta autentica. Piccola iscrizione a matita in basso a sin. del ritr. Ritratto in fototipia su cartoncino con splendida dedica autografa di Marconi indirizzata allo scienziato Dante De Blasi firmata e datata 1934. Oggetto unico di notevole fascino e valore. Bella dedica autografa di Marconi realizzata durante il periodo di presidenza della Reale Accademia d'Italia. All'epoca sia De Blasi che Marconi erano membri dell'agenzia Segreta chiamata "Gabinetto Ricerche Speciali 33", intenta nella ricerca di vita extra terrestre in seguito all'indagine di un Mistero. Marconi fu presidente di questa sezione segreta. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Calligrammes Libreria Antiquaria]
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        Exile?s Return

      New York: Norton, 1934. First Edition. Bookplate; near fine in a dust jacket with minor soiling and wear.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        THE WAY OF ALL FLESH

      Collins.London.,1934. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION.8vo.(7.5 x 5.5 inches).13 fine John Farleigh wood engravings,most full page.Five pages have a small tear to the fore edge of the page,without any loss,otherwise a lovely bright clean copy in a fine,attractive leather binding by Bayntun of Bath.Full red polished calf.Spine with five raised bands,each with gilt decoration.Compartments decorated in gilt.Blue and green labels,ruled and lettered in gilt.Double gilt ruled border on boards.Gilt inner dentelles.Marbled endpapers.All edges gilt.A wonderful copy of this scarce and beautifully illustrated edition.:wph.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Way of All Flesh Illustrated with wood engravings by John Farleigh

      London, Collins,, 1934. Octavo (180 × 130 mm). Bound by Bayntun in dark red polished calf, blue and green morocco labels, spine gilt in compartments, covers with twin gilt rules, inner dentelles gilt with a floral roll, board edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Woodcut illustrations and head- and tailpieces by John Farleigh. A fine copy. A fine binding for this attractive edition of Butler's major novel, first published posthumously in 1902, a powerful autobiographical work recording his pained and satirical dissent from patriarchal Victorian hypocrisy. Farleigh was one of the best wood-engravers of the pre-War era, achieving his greatest success with the illustrations to George Bernard Shaw's The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God (1932).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        No New Thing

      Auckland: The Spearhead Publishers. Good with no dust jacket. 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Moderate rubbing and flecking to cloth boards and spine. A 1/4" chip to cloth in front joint. Some foxing.; A shining star in the milky way of New Zealand literature. This copy is signed by Mason on the front free endpaper "R. A. K. Mason". 30 leaves. Brown cloth boards with printed paper labels on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 227 x 145mm. An edition of 120 copies was intended by the publishers. Mason had first sought for overseas publishers for this work, including Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press in the United Kingdom. Spearhead Publishers, also to become known as the Unicorn Press, was set up by Mason and Bob Lowry in 1934. After Mason left in 1936, Lowry carried on the imprint with other partners. "He's a crack-brained socialist, with some literary ability [. . .]" - Bob Lowry, discussing Mason in a letter to Denis Glover. This title is number 46 on The Listener's list of the best 50 New Zealand books. Scarce. [Reference: Jones, Lawrence (2003),"Picking up the Traces: The Making of a New Zealand Literary Culture 1932-1945", p. 30; Barrowman, Rachel (2003), "Mason: The Life of R. A. K. Mason"; Braunias, Steve (2004) "The 50 Best New Zealand Books"; Bagnall M1280.] ; 8vo; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        When the Red Gods Call,

      London: H. F. & G. Witherby,, 1934. being the Biography of a Shikari in the Making. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, double rule to front board blind. With the photographic dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece with tissue guard, 11 photographic plates. Extremities lightly bumped, some pale marks to boards, spine slightly pulled at head, small section of dust jacket torn away at head of spine with minor loss to author's name, along with a couple of minor nicks and creases. A very good copy overall. First edition, first impression. Publisher's file copy with their bookplate to front pastedown. An account of the hunting career of James Carmody Collinson. The son of a bank manager from Southampton, Collinson joined up in 1917 and found himself posted to Palestine, where he marched in Allenby's final push to Damascus. Following demobilisation, he sailed to India on the payroll of Clarkson's, the Indian wine merchants. His travels took him to Baltistan, Tibet and Ladakh, where he hunted ibex and other game; journeying to India's Central Provinces, he successfully pursued tiger, sambur and bear. A "somewhat different turn in sporting books", which are usually written from an autobiographical perspective (Czech).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        On Our Way

      The John Day Company, 1934, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Signed by Franklin Delano RooseveltSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Original errata slip laid in. Several L.A. Times newsclippings laid in, re: FDR. Some offsetting from the clippings on the rear pastedown. Bright & clear Roosevelt autograph tipped in at the half title page., Book is bright, tight, clean, and square. The extremities are sharp. The dust jacket, front,rear, and flaps, is bright, and only minor chipping at some extremities. Jacket spine a bit sunned, Book

      [Bookseller: brooklyn books]
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        Die Flaggensprache der Welt. Band 1. Die farbenerfüllte Bilderbeilage der Aladin-Zigarettenfabrik. Komplettes Sammelbilder-Album mit 200 mont. Bildern.

      Dresden, ca. 1934.. qu.4°. 48 S. Orig.-Karton mit farb. Orig.-Schutzumschlag. - Schutzumschlag mit kl. Randeinriß, sonst sehr schönes Expl. des seltenen Albums..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat K. Schöneborn]
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        Tucholski, Herbert. - "Stralsunder Hafen".

      . Zeichnung / Kohle & Farbkreide, weiß gehöht, auf Büttenpapier, 1934. Von Herbert Tucholski. 34,2 x 45,3 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Links unten in Bleistift signiert und datiert: "Herbert Tucholski 1934". - Vgl. dasselbe Motiv WVZ Karnahl 109. - Ausgezeichnet erhaltenes Blatt. Herbert Tucholski (1896 Konitz / Westpreußen - 1984 Berlin). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. Ab 1913 Besuch der Kunstgewerbeschule Berlin (Glasmalerei). Teilnahme am Ersten Weltkrieg. Nach 1919 Fortsetzung des Studiums. 1920-25 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden bei Max Feldbauer und Ludwig von Hofmann. 1926?28 Hospitant an der Akademie der Künste Berlin. 1929/30 Stipendium für die Villa Romana in Florenz und die Deutsche Akademie in der Villa Massimo in Rom, wo er mit dem Bildhauer Max Wimmer bekannt wurde. 1929-33 Leitung eines Berliner Jugendheimes. Daneben Aquarelle, Pastelle, Federzeichnungen und Holzschnitte. 1933 Anschluss an die Ateliergemeinschaft Klosterstraße; Zusammenarbeit mit Käthe Kollwitz und Hermann Blumenthal. 1939 Rompreis der Deutschen Akademie Villa Massimo. 1957-59 Mentor für Grafik am Institut für bildende Kunst der DDR in Ost-Berlin. 1962-65 Leiter der Zentralen Werkstätte für Grafik. 1964 Professur. Seit 1964 Mitarbeiter der Zeitschrift "Die Weltbühne". 1979 Nationalpreis der DDR II. Klasse für Kunst und Literatur..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        North American Big Game: Official Measurement Records

      Remington Arms/Derrydale Press, Bridgeport?New York 1934 - Green paper covers with titles and decoration in black; stapled twice; oblong 8vo; 38pp; illustrated with 13 plates, one by Carl Rungius and others from photos, line drawings. Compiled by Prentiss N. Gray for the Boone and Crockett Club and the National Collection of Heads and Horns of the New York Zoological Society. In his bibliography, "The Derrydale Press, Siegel states, "The scarcity of this work is due to the extremely low survival rate. The bulk of these copies were either discarded or returned to Remington. Our estimate is that fewer than 100 copies survive today." This was printed by the Derrydale Press for Remington and bears their name at the bottom corner of the title page. This coy in VG condition with light cover handling, internally clean with 1 measurement chart filled in by a former owner. Collectible as a Derrydale item as well as a B&C piece. Siegel #79; Frazier G-17-a [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Foley Sporting Books]
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        Primavera portatil. Poemas decorados con cuatro litografías de Octavio de Romeu coloreadas a mano.

      Adriano DEL VALLE: Primavera portatil. Poemas decorados con cuatro litografías de Octavio de Romeu coloreadas a mano. Buenos Aires-París-Madrid, A Expensas de la Agrupación de Amigos del Libro de Arte, 1934. In 4to. 104 p. Tirada de 300 en papel Rives nominativos en papel especial. Tapas originales en carpeta y estuche.

      [Bookseller: Libreria del Signo]
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        Die Juden und Judengemeinden Böhmens in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart I. // Ein Sammelwerk heruasgegeben von Hugo Gold

      Jüdischer Buch- und Künstlerverlag - Brünn-Prag, 1934.. 735 S. Leinen. Einband etw, berieben u. bestaubt u. fleckig, Kanten bestoßen, Buchrücken etw. eingerissen, Bindung etw. eingerissen G10 *.*

      [Bookseller: Antiquarische Fundgrube]
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        Dud Dean Yarns

      Bingham, Maine : The Bingham Press, 1934, Hardback, First EditionNear fine copy in the original publisher's gilt-blocked cloth. Edges very slightly toned and dust-dulled. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. ; 181 pages; Description: 181 p. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Maine --Social life and customs --Fiction. Signed by the author. Ref: Bruns M-10.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        I Libri di Commercio Dei Peruzzi

      Milano: Fratelli Treves, 1934. First edition. Blue cloth with leather spine label. A near fine copy, label creased (but extra-label loose within). Folio. Con una premessa di Vincenzo Azzolini. The original commercial books are at the Biblioteca Riccardiana di Firenze. The Peruzzi Company was one of the most famous Florentine super-companies of the early fourteenth century.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Talking Sparrow Murders.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1934 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Some foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket with a sunned spine and some nicks to extremities. First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US earlier the same year. A mystery novel, set in Nazi Germany. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        In a Province

      London: Hogarth Press 1934, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 350pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Small octavo. Bound in original blue green boards. Boards are slightly bowed and have a few small stains. Jacket has mild wear to the corners and top and bottom of spine. Slight stain to bottom of spine. Overall quite nice. Woolmer states there were 1250 copies of the first printing of which 300 were pulped. This is van der Post's exceptionally scarce first novel published by his friends the Woolf's. The dust wrapper was designed by Anthony Butts..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Advice of Mwana Kupona Upon the Wifely Duty, from the Swahili Texts

      Medstead, Hampshire: The Azania Press, 1934. 8vo. 95 pages. A scarce and beautiful illustrated volume, dedicated and signed to front endpaper by one of the authors, William Hichens. Text is in Swahili Arabic and English. Bright green morocco boards, titled in gilt in cursive Swahili Arabic script to front, also with English titles in gilt to spine. Sun fading to spine and boards, loss to upper spine, otherwise in very good condition, internally pristine and bright, with vivid colour title page and a colourful Arabic embellishment leaf. Contained in a custom-made green cloth clamshell box for extra protection. A fine work, presented throughout the entire volume in both Arabic and English, one alongside the other, translates with utmost care and accuracy a well-known poem of early Swahili literature, which serves to dispel misconceptions concerning the religious duties and role of the Swahili woman. Originally written in 1858 by Mwana Kupona wife of a sheikh, at the time a sorrowful widow, was dedicated to her teenage daughter who would soon face critical life decisions as an adult, a citizen of the world, and a wife. For decades the significant verse was kept only by oral tradition. This is the only English edition, published only once, and limited to 100 copies. Exceedingly scarce, particularly with an author's signature, and in such beautiful condition. . Signed by Author. First and Only Limited Edition . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        Einheitszeichnungen für Stellwerksteile (Neue Nummerierung). [1] 1-140. [2] 141-500.

      Berlin, Reichsbahn-Zentralamt, 1934-1944. 2 schwarze Karton-Kladden mit Titelschild; 2°; [1] 297 Blätter (technische Zeichnungen, Blaupausen); [2] 226 Blätter (technische Zeichnungen, Blaupausen); 7 weitere Blätter mit Begleitschreiben (1963) vorgeheftet.. Aus der Sammlung des bekannten Eisenbahningenieurs und Signalspezialisten Dieter Woigk. Außergewöhnliche Sammlung von 530 Folio-Blättern mit technischen Zeichnungen, die - jeweils einzeln datiert - aus dem Zeitraum von 1934 bis 1944 stammen. Einige Ergänzungen aus dem Jahr 1963 wurden später beigeheftet.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fluck]
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        I, CLAUDIUS ---- & CLAUDIUS THE GOD From the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius And his wife Messalina

      Arthur Barker. London. 1934. FIRST EDITIONS. Two volumes. 8vo. (8.6 x 5.8 inches). Each volume with a folding family tree at the end of the text. Overall a very good bright set. Finely bound in recent full black morocco. Spines with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled borders on boards. Top edges gilt. A fine pair.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        I, CLAUDIUS. ---- & CLAUDIUS THE GOD. From the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius. And his wife Messalina.

      Arthur Barker. London. 1934 - FIRST EDITIONS. Two volumes. 8vo. (8.6 x 5.8 inches). Each volume with a folding family tree at the end of the text. Overall a very good bright set. Finely bound in recent full black morocco. Spines with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled borders on boards. Top edges gilt. A fine pair. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Goodbye Mr. Chips!

      London: Hodder & Stoughton 1934. 128 pp., a Presentation Copy, dated Oct. 1934, inscription from James Hilton on the free endpaper. Clean cloth, and pages. Jacket chipped and frayed, and the binding skewed. 211c . Very Good. Gilt Lettered Cloth. First Edition. 1934. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Le Cuisinier Français ou les Meilleures Recettes D'Autrefois et D'Aujourd'hui

      Paris: Éditions Émile-Paul Frères, 1934. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Original wraps, spine sunned, modest wear at edges and spine ends, binding slightly cracked in the gutter. Number 15 of 35 deluxe copies on Holland. xci, 654pp. Mostly uncut, a few short tears in the margins, with illustrations throughout and a gastronomic map of France at the rear. Oberle 299 ("devenu fort rare"). A collection of recipes wrapped in a history of French food. Size: 4to (quarto). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000131.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        The Postman Always Rings Twice

      Jonathan Cape, London,, 1934. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles to spine gilt, inner dentelles gilt, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First UK Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lord of Arabia

      London: Arthur Barker, Ltd,, 1934. Ibn Saud: An Intimate Study of a King. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black, map endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Frontispiece portrait and maps. Some patchy fading to cloth, edges of text block slightly spotted, partial tanning to free endpapers, prelims slightly foxed but frontispiece unaffected. A very good copy in a slightly edge-chipped and toned jacket. First edition, first impression, of the author's biography of Saudi Arabia's first monarch. Scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mary Poppins

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1934. First American edition. about Fine/Near Fine. An about Fine copy of the book, sharp, square and appearing unread, although with a previous owner's bookplate on the verso of the front end paper and mild toning along spine at at board edges. In a Near Fine dust jacket that has a faint crease running horizontally across the jacket and mild toning to the spine. The first book in the justifiably famous Mary Poppins series. Basis for the 1964 Oscar-winning Disney film starring Julie Andrews as the magical English nanny blown in by the East wind to care for the Banks children. about Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

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        Portrait photograph of James Stewart

      New York, [oct. 15, 1934]. (STEWART, JAMES) Variant of the portrait published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. 35.2 x 27.5 cm (Approximately 13-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches). Half-length portrait of the actor seated, in semi-profile. Fine. Docketed on rear in pencil recording the name of the subject, and identification number of the print ("VIII g 4")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Right Ho, Jeeves

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1934. Octavo. Original buff cloth, spine and front board lettered in red, publisher's device to rear board in red, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Some mild foxing to edges and endleaves; an excellent copy in the jacket that has some loss to foot of spine and rear panel, and some nicks to top edge. First edition, first impression. The second full-length novel featuring Jeeves and Wooster, following Thank You, Jeeves.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        HISTORIA DE LA MONTERIA EN ESPAÑA. Primera edición

      - Barcelona, Instituto Gráfico Oliva de Vilanova, 1934, 29x24 cm., piel con dorados en los planos y el lomo y estuche, XXIV+471 págs.+ 1 h.+101 láminas. Edición numerada de 400 ejemplares en papel hilo. Perfecto estado de conservación

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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        To My Sons

      Harpers, 1934, Hard, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1stSize: 8vo, First Edition, first printing. Hard cover in original cloth. No dust jacket. Published NY: Harpers, 1934. 8vo., 261 pages. Original dark maroon cloth with gilt lettering, title page printed in red and black. Ex-library copy with call letters in white on spine, one small library stamp in gutter on page 113. New decorative end papers bearing library markings applied over original pastedowns with binders tape. (Making it possible to remove library treatments by professionally removing the extraneous sheets). Cloth and text block unworn and otherwise very good. Pages clean with no defects - no folds, chips or creases. Binding is straight, square and tight. Very good internally. Rare.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Courageous Women

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1934. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. v, 203 pp. Octavo. Red cloth with gold lettering. Half-titled is razored out. Front hinge partially cracked. Owner's names on front end papers, but unusually include French language. Montgomery purportedly wrote the first chapter on Joan of Arc. This is the true first edition. Lechowick, 109..

      [Bookseller: Brown and Dickson]
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        Madrid Moscú. Notas de viaje (1933-1934)

      Pueyo, Madrid 1934 - 238 pags. 1ª Edición. Cubiertas ilustradas, color. Pequeña falta en parte superior del lomo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERÍA GULLIVER]
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        LA RICERCA SCIENTIFICA Ed il progresso tecnico nell'economia nazionale.

      Roma, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 1934-1938. In-8, bross. (tracce d'uso, con timbro). Rivista quindicinale, nata nel 1930, diretta dal Segretario Generale del "Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche", Ugo Frascherelli. Di questa rivista offriamo "5 annate complete" (24 numeri per anno), "dal 1934 al 1938" - periodo di straordinaria importanza per la ricerca scientifica in Italia. Vi sono contenuti "in prima edizione" gli scritti di ENRICO FERMI e della SCUOLA DI VIA PANISPERNA, a partire dalla "scoperta della radioattività provocata da bombardamento di neutroni" (lettera del 25 marzo 1934), fino al testo su "azione del boro sui neutroni caratteristici dello iodio" (17 ottobre 1938), e infine l'intervista da lui concessa l'11 novembre 1938, in occasione del conferimento del Nobel per la Fisica. Fermi, dopo il soggiorno a Stoccolma per ritirare il premio, proseguirà direttamente per gli Stati Uniti e farà ritorno in Italia soltanto nel 1949. Qui di seguito elenchiamo gli scritti (lettere alla Direzione): "Radioattività provocata da bombardamento di neutroni" in: - 1934 (vol. I), pp. 283 e 330/331 (Fermi) - 452/453 e 652/653 (E. Amaldi, O. D'Agostino, E. Fermi, F. Rasetti, E. Segré). - 1934 (vol. II), pp. 21/22 (Amaldi, D'Agostino, Fermi, Rasetti, Segré) - pp. 467/470 (Amaldi, D'Agostino, Fermi, B. Pontecorvo, Rasetti, Segré). - 1935 (vol. I), pp. 123/125 - 435/437 e 581/584 (Amaldi, D'Agostino, Fermi, Pontecorvo, Rasetti, Segré). "Sulla possibilità di produrre elementi di numero atomico maggiore di 92" in: - 1934 (vol.I), pp. 536/537 (Fermi, Rasetti, D'Agostino). "Azione di sostanze idrogenate sulla radioattività provocata da neutroni" in: - 1934 (vol. II), pp. 282/283 (Fermi, Amaldi, Pontecorvo, Rasetti, Segré). "Effetto di sostanze idrogenate sulla radioattività provocata da neutroni" in: - 1934 (vol. II), pp. 380/381 (Fermi, Pontecorvo, Rasetti). "Sull'assorbimento dei neutroni lenti" in: - 1935 (vol. II), pp. 344/347 e 443/447 (Amaldi e Fermi). - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 56/59 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sul cammino libero medio dei neutroni nella paraffina" in: - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 223/225 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sui gruppi di neutroni lenti" in: - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 310/313 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sulle proprietà di diffusione dei neutroni lenti" in: - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 393/395 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sopra l'assorbimento e la diffusione dei neutroni lenti" in: - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 454/503 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sul moto dei neutroni nelle sostanze idrogenate" in: - 1936 (vol. II), pp. 13/52 (Fermi). "Un generatore artificiale di neutroni" in: - 1937 (vol. II), pp. 40/43 (Amaldi, Fermi, Rasetti). "Azione del boro sui neutroni caratteristici dello iodio" in: - 1938 (vol. II), pp. 472/473 (Fermi e Rasetti). - 1938 (vol. II), "Intervista con Enrico Fermi", pp. 638/639. Tutta la raccolta, ben conservata, è contenuta in 5 custodie (tit. oro su tassello al dorso), con astucci.

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        The Neutrino" in Nature 133, No. 3362, April 7, 1934, p.532

      - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of the first calculation of what is now called the 'neutrino cross section;' more specifically, Bethe and Peierl's paper presents the first calculation of a measure of the probability of a collision. Together, they used general principles to relate the chance of beta decay to the probability of a neutrino interacting with matter" (Close, Neutrino).Neutrinos, a product of several nuclear reactions (including nuclear fusion and radioactive decay) are elementary subatomic particles with no electric charge, very little mass and .5 unit of spin. The study of neutrino interaction physics played an important role in ascertaining the validity of the theories of weak interactions and electroweak interaction. All totaled, "the prediction, discovery and understanding of the neutrino would take scientists almost 100 years. It was clear from the start that discovering the neutrino would not be easy. Fermi proposed his theory of beta decay in 1934, "stating not just that a neutrino could pick up electric charge and reveal itself by bumping into matter, but [also] predicted under what circumstances it would do so, and with what likelihood. This was where the difficulties began. "By 1934 there were enough data on beta decays from a range of elements that Fermi's theory could tell the overall chance of neutrino, electron, neutron and proton interchanging identities at a single point. It turned out to be trifling. Hans Bethe and Rudolf Peierls, two of the leading young theoreticians, realised that with this information and Fermi's theory, they could deduce the probability of interaction between neutrinos and matter, whereby a neutrino in flight might be exposed. "Hopes that Fermi's insight would lead to the neutrino's discovery were short-lived. [In this paper] Bethe and Peierls found that the chance of neutrinos revealing themselves in this way were puny. Their calculation implied that a neutrino produced in beta decay could travel through the whole Earth without interruption: 'like a bullet through a bank of fog.'" "The interaction between a neutrino and matter became known as the weak force, once it was realised that a neutrino has a trifling chance of interacting with anything. Being electrically neutral, the neutrino does not respond to the electromagnetic forces that hold molecules together. Nor does it feel the strong forces that grip atomic nuclei. It only feels gravity and the weak force. The chance of a neutrino giving itself away by hitting a nucleus in some material was so small that the general opinion agreed with Bethe and Peierls' conclusion: 'There is no practically possible way of observing the neutrino' (Close, 2010). In fact, the odds of such an interaction were "smallenough that the distance an average neutrino would travel through water between collisions would be on the order of 10 light years!" (Wenner Collection). "Interestingly, this prediction for reactor neutrino cross sections is still accurate today, up to a factor of two required to account for the then unknown phenomenon of maximal parity violation in the weak interaction" (Soler, Neutrinos in Particle Physics, 65). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd. Volume 133, No. 3362. Original Wraps. (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). Original paper wraps. Ex-libris: bearing only a very faint stamp on the front wraps. Near fine condition in every way.

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        Murder in the Calais Coach [Murder on the Orient Express]

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. An about Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing (some rubbing and soiling, foxing within -- most heavily to the early pages), in a Good example of the rare dust jacket )some tape repairs and with loss to the upper portion of the spine). First published in the UK as "Murder on the Orient Express (also 1934). [In America, the book was published as "Murder in the Calais Coach" to avoid its being confused with Graham Greene's 1932 novel "Stamboul Train" which had been published in the United States as "Orient Express".] The book provided the basis for the 1974 film "Murder on the Orient Express" starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot and featuring Anthony Perkins, Sir John Gielgud, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Michael York, Jacqueline Bisset, Dame Wendy Hiller, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave, and Colin Blakely. Due to the book's popularity, copies tend to show a good bit of use and are seldom found in any semblance of the dust jacket. An about Very Good copy (Very Good for this title) of this highly popular Hercule Poirot novel in a Good example of the rare dust jacket. We never have seen another copy in the dust jacket. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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        PETER RABBIT'S HANKY CUT-OUT BOOK

      Riegel Textile Co., Buffalo 1934 - (Hanky Book) PETER RABBIT'S CUT-OUT HANKY BOOK. Buffalo: Riegel Textile Co., 1934. First edition. Square 8vo - 8" x 7-3/4". Full color pictorial card wrappers with a 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" area of darkening on the back and an overall waviness due to the goodies that are to be found inside this item. When the wrappers are open, we have a full color pop-up of Peter Rabbit standing in the center of the book, holding a colorful animal handerchief in each of his hands with a third handkerchief tucked in at his feet. In addition to these, on either side of the center pop-up, we have outfits and hats that are to be cut out and placed on Peter Rabbit. As if this was not enough, we have a poem, appropriately enough, named Busy Peter Rabbit! The best description of this item is a hanky, paper doll, pop-up, Beatrix Potter imitation! This item is complete and uncut. The condition of this book is VERY GOOD +. Rare and wonderful. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Death in Goblin Waters

      London: Hutchinson & Co.,, [1934]. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Some light spotting to edges and endpapers. An excellent copy in the very lightly chipped and rubbed dust jacket with two small tape repairs. Scarce. First edition, first impression of the author's posthumous final book.

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